For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
It’s true. The Teacher invites us to become His students. In doing so, He is not asking us to do anything He has not already done.
For the Teacher Himself was first a student! Even as He taught great truths to the world, He was a Student-Teacher.
The One who asks us to listen to Him was Himself listening to His Father. He was always seeking to follow the Will of His Father.
For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
There was significant meaning and purpose for Jesus in being a student of His Father. By this life process, He allowed Himself to be led to gradually fulfill His Father’s plan for His life. A life that created eternal possibilities for all of mankind as well!
What a perfect student our Teacher was! And what an example of what it means to be a good student!
When we pay attention to Jesus, He leads us to fulfill our destiny. We become more like our Teacher and enter by degrees into the eternal life the Father purposed for us.
Jesus fulfilled His God-given destiny on earth by being a student of His Father. Only in this same way do students of Jesus journey to their ultimate destination and fulfill their destiny.
No, it wasn’t one way for Jesus and another way for us. The life of a student was His before it ever became ours.
The path is the same and the destination is the same. A changed and purposeful life and glory with God in heaven!